A whale and her calf resting off the Thirroul coastline provided an excuse for plenty of people to take a beachside stroll on Tuesday morning.
The mother and child - which have been identified as Southern Right whales - were spotted resting offshore at Macauley's Beach - sometimes coming as close as 80 metres to the shore.
"It looks like it's been there most of the day just sheltering," Mr Turner said.
"They generally seem to do that as they're heading up north, especially if it's just given birth. What they do is they seem to rest up for a period of time before moving north."
He said they tend to look for a sheltered spot near the shore to rest and recover.
Mr Turner said whales can shelter for one or two days, so there is a chance the visitors will be there on Wednesday.
"Our best advice to the public is to watch from a distance and just enjoy the spectacular show Mother Nature is putting on," he said.
"It's spectacular when you see things like things like dolphins and whales offshore - it's a beautiful thing to see in nature."
There are restrictions around keeping a safe distance from whales.
Unmanned flying vehicles like drones cannot get closer than 100 metres, while it is a 300-metre no-fly zone for aircraft and a 500-metre zone for helicopters.
6264377942001Swimmers cannot be closer than 30 metres from a whale and cannot wait in front of a whale or behind it.
Boats have to stay 100 metres away if the whale is alone, or 300 metres if it is with a calf.
Regardless of whether the whale is alone or with a calf, jetskis can get no closer than 300 metres.
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